In 1921, fifty-one elementary school principals met in Atlantic City to formally establish the Department of Elementary School Principals (DESP) of the National Education Association. During this centennial year we celebrate all that has resulted over the past 100 years.
On this landmark occasion we want to embrace our rich history and generate momentum toward our exciting future. We want you to engage, celebrate, and serve, as we raise awareness about our great profession and enshrine a proud legacy for future generations.
Tweet your favorite moments as members of NAESP with the hashtag #ACenturyOfNAESP, and let us know where you hope to see NAESP go as we move forward—together—to support educators, their schools, and their students.
100 Years of Service
In honor of its 100th anniversary, NAESP unveiled a commemorative piece of art that highlights the achievements and leaders who have made our organization what it is today. The artwork is accompanied by a virtual interactive experience that lets you take a closer look at our history.